29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States
7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
GEORGETOWN – GRANBY
About 30 miles west of Denver, we get off the interstate and head north toward Granby
and the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Before we left on the trip, I did some online research and found that quite a few people experience altitude sickness when they get above 6,000-7,000 feet elevation. I was a little concerned, but more reading showed that it usually happens with sudden changes, such as when someone who lives at the beach flies into Denver and goes up to 8,000-10,000 feet and hikes or skis right away.
The past two weeks, we have spent a lot of time at 5,000-7,000 feet (New Mexico, Grand Canyon, Zion, Mesa Verde) so we have had a good chance to acclimate. Neither of us experienced any problems, but we were careful to not overexert and we stayed hydrated with plenty of Gatorade and water.
***** ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK *****
They also have nice decorations around the front of their home, too.
We enjoyed our visit with Jean and Lee (and Gherkin). Thanks for letting us stay with you!
Tomorrow, we will be heading to North Platte, Nebraska on our way to our old home at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha.
Hope you can join us! Thanks.
Mileage Today: 340 Miles
Trip Total: 4,779 Miles
PROCEED TO DAY 22 – LOVELAND, COLORADO TO NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA VIA OLD RT 30 (LINCOLN HIGHWAY)